Gregory Gideon
Gregory Gideon
Personal Info:
Real Name: Gregory Hungerford Gideon
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 #34 (1964) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Dragon Man
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City, New York
Grudges: Fantastic Four
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Normally, Gregory Gideon had no superhuman powers. However, enhanced by his energy-sapping Eternity Machine, he temporarily gained superhuman strength comparable to that of the Thing. His greatest ability is his enormous wealth, through which he believed he could buy, sell, control, or destroy anyone and anything.
Not much is known about the past life of Gregory Gideon. He was one of the most successful businessmen on Earth. Early on in his adult life he married his wife Claire and they had a single child, Thomas. Gregory used to care for his wife and son but eventually he became obsessed with attaining ultimate wealth and began neglecting his family. Eventually, some came to believe that he was almost rich enough to control the whole planet.
When he saw that it would take him another three years to accomplish this, he became impatient and called his remaining three competitors and challenged them to a bet: If he could complete any one task they would set for him within a week, they would all sell out to him at once. His competitors challenged him to defeat the Fantastic Four.
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